tv First Look MSNBC November 17, 2014 2:00am-2:31am PST
right now on "first look," a new week with a treacherous commute and a a winter mix of sleet and rain. historic snow measured in feet. president obama returns to the u.s. to find battles brewing on immigration and another american is beheaded by isis. missouri on edge as protests have been ahead of the michael brown decision. good morning to you, thank you for joining us today. get ready for round two. an ark it tick shot will have millions shivering. the cold air will blast south and east through wednesday. 100 record lows are possible. in chicago it will feel like a a free freezer o today with a windchill
near zero. in kansas city the temperature just 27 degrees on sunday. it was the fifth day in a row of below freezing temperatures. in minneapolis, spin out after spin out on the roads. reports of sixth deaths will, four many texas after more than 50 accidents on sunday. snow is also being a big problem pr a a lot of folks as some getting out the yardstick to measure a record amount of it. another american has been executed by isis militants. the r terror group are released a new video featuring them announcing the death of peter kassig. richard engel has the latest. >> reporter: this graphic video put out by isis has been authenticated making peter kassig the fifth hostage being. murdered and the third american. president obama called his
murder an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world associates with inhumanity. the 26-year-old former army ranger who served in iraq travelled to syria last year to volunteer as a medic. while delivering supplies militants stopped him at a check point and kidnapped him. he changed his name and reportedly endured torture and the mental trauma as other western hostages as times his cell mates were taken one by one to be murdered. last month his father read a letter. >> don't worry, dad, if i go down, i won't go down thinking but what i know to be true. that you and mom loved me more than the moon and the stars. >> reporter: the family remembered his humanitarian work sharing an audio recording before he was taken captive. >> i was able to share a little
bit of hope and comfort with some people. >> reporter: unlike other video,s this win did not end with a specific threat to kill another werner hostage. the group simply doesn't have that it many hostages left to kill. richard engel, nbc news. drug enforcement officials surprised a a handful of teams with investigations into pawn killer use. medical and training staffs were targeted. the investigation stems from a lawsuit filed earlier this year by several nfl players who claim they were given pain meds in a legal way to hide injuries. tracie potts is live in washington for us. what more can you tell us about this investigation? >> we know that the federal government got involved. . the dea made these surprise visits to the san francisco 49ers, tampa bay bucs and seattle seahawks. here's what the dea said in a statement. agents are currently
interviewing nfl team doctors in several locations as part of an ongoing investigation into potential violations of the controlled substances act. we have learned they wanted o to know what controlled substances were on hand and whether or not those doctors traveling with the teams out of town were licensed in their home state. reaction from the league, from a spokesman, saying, our teams cooperated with the dea e today have we have no information to indicate that irregular lities were found. there were no arrests. this stems from a may lawsuit filed by players alleging that the teams as a whole were indiscriminantly handing out painkillers like candy. the players reaction from their attorney this morning says the complaint may contain numerous allegations of illegal actions by the nfl regarding the distribution of controlling substances. we are pleased to learn that the
dea has taken the statements of our players seriously. it's an ongoing investigation. >> all right, thank you for that. we're going to shift gears to this. bill cosby is breaking his silence after accusations that he is a rapist. over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited aelgszs against bill cosby have resurfaced. the fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. mr. cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. the statement comes on the heels of a cancelled guest appearance on letterman. he was never charged in any cases brought against him, but in 2006 he denied raping anyone and did settle a civil suit in 2006 with one woman over an alleged incident two years before. last month comedian renewed the scandal after he did a bit about cosby's alleged behavior.
that video went viral. an actress says she tried for decades to get people to believe her. she says he drugged and raped her when she was 17-year-old and trying to break into the acting business. the president returns to the president defending the affordable care act. he's responding to comments by the law's architect, former adviser jonathan grooufr says it only passed because of a lack of transparency and the stupidity of the american voter. president obama addressed that at the g-20 summit. >> the fact that some adviser who never worked on our staff expressed an opinion that i completely disagree with in terms of the voters is no reflection on the actual process that was right. >> president obama's former senior adviser said, as one who worked hard to make aca clear,
if you looked up stupid in the dictionary, you'd find groouber's picture. >> there are better ways to provide health care to the uninsured. the answer is not for the government to be running health care. the a sans not to expand a failed program like medicaid. >> and ferguson, missouri, police and protest rers gearing up for a decision by the grand jury in the michael brown shooting death. yesterday to mark 100 days since the teen was shot and killed by a police officer, activists and nearby university city held a die-in. dozens of people mimicked his death by laying on the ground. any day now an indictment should come down. patriots and colts, a a big matchup between tom brady.
the man of the night, jo naz gray. he rushed for 199 yards and 4 touchdowns men let the patriots to a victory over the colts. cardinals continue to win. a 14-6 win over the lie yoonoli team has won six in a row and a 9-1 record. check out this poor sportsmanship in new orleans. gres ham tossed the ball but a saints fan keeps it. even after some begging on national television that sabts fan was no sapt. it did have a happy ending. the saints gave her another ball. the chase for the sprint cup wrapped up in miami. kevin harvick beat out ryan newman to capture his first championship. chaos in mulan. . a qualifier was delayed because
a fans throwing flares. players were cleared until the smoke gave up. the game remove r resumed and ended in a 1-1 draw. the ap college poll, florida state is back at number one after their 36-26 win over miami. they remain the only unbeaten team. alabama moved up two spots to number 2. mississippi state dropped to 4. let's get down to business with cnbc. >> good morning, gm is extending the dead line for faulty ignition switches to file claims. letters have been sent to 4 million owners of the affected vehicles. facebook has secretly developing a new site to let users keep professional and work profiles separate. the site called facebook at work is similar to linkedin.
futures point to a lower open on wall street as investors react to news that japan's economy has fallen into recession. back to you. >> thank you. chocolate lovers, you better listen up. two of the biggest chocolate manufacturers in the world are warning of a possible cocoa shortage. people across the world are eating chocolate faster than cocoa farmers can grow their crops. would you know if a tv personality wore this same suit every day for a year? plus why it seems like bono is having a really bad month.
tornadoes overnight and three tornado warnings. a couple of those about 50 miles to the west of tallahassee. another warning in alabama. they will continue for the next couple hours. southern alabama and areas of southwest georgia. we'll track those for you. no tornadoes on the ground that we know of right now. let's get to the cold. this is the big dominant weather story again this week. all the way from the west coast to chicago, we have windchills that are minus 3 in chicago. a all that cold air is going to slide to the east. we have a slippery, treacherous commute heere over the ohio river, columbus, cleveland, and a couple inches also in central and north new england. so ohio valley, accumulating snow. this is just today with the snow event. the lake effect machine will come in tomorrow. the east, rainy day, a lot of airport delays. the cold comes tomorrow for us
on the east. >> thank you, bill. some stories making news this morning, it's an hour by hour situation. that's how a spokesperson at a nebraska hospital describes the outlook for an ebola patient. he's in critical condition. he arrived in nebraska on saturday after being diagnosed last month in sierra leone. passengers in mali will undergo. the same screenings. new measures come amid-a cluster of seven illnesses in mali. bono escaped a brush with death when a hatch flew off a plane he was traveling in. now he's undergoing surgery after hurting his arm in a bicycling accident. he he's cancelled his appearances this week. this australian anchor did not just wear the same suit for four days but for an entire year. and not one viewer noticed. he did it to show solidarity with his female colleague who is shared stories of the sexism
they experienced. his colleague had a burning question for him. >> possibly the reason that people didn't notice is you have been changing your tie every day. how often do you change your shirts? >> don't go there, girlfriend. >> i guess you don't want to know. wall street's favorite senator is a democrat. are republicans going to shut down the government over immigration? scrambled politics is next. [boy] check it out,mom! [prof. burke]when you're really only covered for this. or how you figured you were covered for this. when you're actually paying for this. you might be surprised at what's hiding in your coverage. talk to farmers and get smarter about your insurance. ♪ we are farmers bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪ [announcer] call 1-800-farmers and see how much you could save. ring ring!... progresso! it's ok that your soup tastes like my homemade. it's our slow simmered vegetables and tender white meat chicken.
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last week in a gesture of good will president obama offered to have a glass of bourbon with mitch mcconnell. this evening that drink took place. >> mrs. hillary clinton? this is publishers clearinghouse. i want you to know you have won an all expense paid trip to getting whooped in 2016. >> snl this weekend. this headline is going to start more buzz. hillary clinton announcement in mid-january? that's according to virginia governor. clinton ally says hillary will decide in the next 60 days. if you do the math, she should
announce plans january 12th. in 2007 she started january 20th. bill clinton is finally weighing in. >> you ask what they wanted say say we wish the democrats had talked about student loan reform or equal pay or creating jobs. we didn't have, again, a national advertising campaign. >> is another government shutdown coming? gop may go that route. what does bobby jindal think? here's what he told chucked to. >> we shouldn't shut down the government. republicans should do everything they can to force them to file the law. illinois senator dick durbin believes the president will veto it. they vote on tuesday. the house passed theirs on friday, but durbin warns the senate bill is not a done deal. >> we were one vote short as we
left last week, but i know they are burning up the phone lines and e-mails trying to find that vote to support the procedural move. >> keystone could decide the runoff but it doesn't look good for mary landrieu. a poll has her opponent ahead by 16 points. top two money getters were cory booker and mitch mcconnell. the money came from the securities and investment industry. that, my friends, is your morning dish of scrambled politics. it's monday, let's talk about mitch mcconnell. right after his reelection, and i'm going to quote him here, there will be no government shutdowns and default on the national degenerative arthritis. is that a promise he may have to eat? >> it's really interesting because president obama at the same time said mitch mcconnell has never made a promise to me he can't keep.
so you're look at the tale of two promises. but at the same time mitch mcconnell was saying that, there were members of his his party saying this is not the time for compromise, not the time for working with the other side. this is a time for shutdowns. this sunday we saw the number three in the leadership saying we're talking about that. we're having those discussions, is what he said. to have those two things, it's confusing for the other side to look at it and say, on one hand you're saying it isn't happening. >> here's something people are discussing. jonathan groouber advised the administration on the affordable care act. now says it's really a tax machine that only passed due to the studepidity of the american voter. >> what he's talking about is the individual mandate, which says you have to buy some kind
of insurance. they have a list of gold, platinum, here are the different levels, but you need to look into something or pay the fine. the cbo advised the people who were writing the affordable care act on how to make that not a tax, which means you need to have choices on how you spend the money. in a similar way to having precipitations to build an onramp. it's not a tax because you can buy these things in the free market. you can decide how you want to do that and you have choices as to how you're going to spend that money. you don't have to buy the one onramp. if they only had one choice, that would be considered a tax. >> don't these plans pass them on these hidden taxes, if you will, on to the client, the insurer? >> i can tell you that to be given a set of options, you heard bobby jindal saying we
need to make sure it's not a one size fits all. it's not. it's an easy rhetoric for the republicans to jump on that this is how we're giving one option for the entire american people. we're giving a lot of options to the american people and it's their choice to choose what they are. the cbo says this is not a tax. so it's interesting to me to see one of the advisers who probably worked with the cbo on how not to write a tax to say it was a hidden tax. >> it's all kinds of confusing. thank you for trying to sort that out. a woody harrelson snl to remember. why this performance artist is being ordered to cover up. for lotus f1 team, the competitive edge is the cloud. powered by microsoft dynamics, azure, and office 365, the team can gain real time insights and instantly share information around the globe. when every millisecond counts, staying competitive begins with the cloud.
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from the finish broadcasting company, they tell a naked model to cover up. an 83-year-old performance artist has sat naked in a glass case, but she's been ordered to wear underwear so she did you want offense families. >> i'm not going to say anything because it's monday. >> next time you pucker up, beware. with every kiss, we may be sharing as many as 80 million bacteria. but most of the germs are not the kind to make you sick. one scientist says exposure to bacteria could help your immune system. you might want to keep kissing. on snl this weekend woody harrelson got surprised by his "hunger game" co-stars and gave them a history lesson. >> we know stuff you tell us about 1989. like the berlin wall was torn down by the kool aid man.
>> i don't you einstein invented wifi? that is crazy. >> this is "first look" on miss nbc. "way too early" starts right now. senator, thanks for coming. >> my pleasure. >> here's to you and the republicans on the victory. >> well, thank you. you know i think this election had a clear message. >> yes, it did. >> okay, good start. >> we ask you not to move on immigration without us and the first thing you do is say you're going to move the first thing. >> you're telling me republicans are going to pass an immigration bill? that's one of your first acts. >> absolutely, yes, it is a huge priority. >> really?
>> definitely. >> snl spoofing obama and mitch mcconnell bourbon senate. one leaves the door open to a government shutdown. it's one of the big battles awaiting president obama as he returns to d.c. from abroad. a third american hostage killed by isis displayed in gruesome video. how peter kassig is being remembered this morning. more allegations of sexual assault, but no charges ever filed. bill cosby's lawyer responds to discredited claims. this is "way too early." let's do this, good morning, i'm thomas roberts. it is monday, november 17th, welcome to "way too early," the